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Cherry deal makes Arcosa recycled and lightweight aggregate top gun

Sources: Arcosa Inc., Dallas; CP staff

Expanded shale and clay lightweight aggregate leader Arcosa is poised to become the top player in recycled concrete material through a $296 million deal for Cherry Industries Inc., whose unique platform of mines and processing facilities spans the Houston metro area. In addition to transportation, commercial and industrial building, plus housing markets, Cherry provides concrete demolition services, primarily to secure raw material for recycled aggregates. Its 12 locations will join Arcosa’s 19 active aggregate and specialty materials locations in the Lone Star State.

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Minnick Services builds precast portfolio through Norwalk Tank

Sources: Generational Equity, Dallas; CP staff

A merger and acquisition specialist serving privately held businesses, Generational Equity has announced the sale of its client, Norwalk Tank Co., to Minnick Services Corp. of Fort Wayne, Ind. Joliet, Ill.-based Norwalk specializes in underground precast structures for drainage and sewer infrastructure. Its plant capacity and output augment Minnick Services’ concrete division, which produces conventional manholes; licensed Redi-Rock retaining wall and Pole Base utility lighting component brands; plus, Wilbert and Triguard burial vaults tied to a sister funeral services division. 

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Mixer Driver of the Year nomination deadline nears

Source: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Alexandria, Va.

NRMCA is accepting nominations through December 31 for the Ready Mixed Concrete Delivery Professional Driver of the Year Award, recognizing career achievement, safety, professionalism, competence and customer service skills. The 2020 Ready Mixed Concrete Truck Driver of the Year and program finalists will be honored at a ceremony during the NRMCA Annual Convention, March 7-9 in Las Vegas. Nomination forms are posted here; completed forms and companion files can be forwarded to NRMCA’s Gary Mullings, [email protected].

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NRMCA meets latest reporting standards in new Industry-Wide EPD

Source: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Alexandria, Va.

With data from 155 producers operating 1,954 plants, the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has published a third version of its industry average or industry-wide environmental product declaration (IW-EPD). The document functions as a national proxy for the bulk of concrete in residential, commercial and public construction, and complies with the latest Product Category Rule for Concrete, released earlier this year.

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Oxygen fuels cement producers’ carbon capture venture

Sources: HeidelbergCement AG, Germany; CP staff

The parent companies of Lehigh Hanson Inc., Buzzi Unicem and National Cement Co. have joined a fourth European peer on Cement Innovation for Climate or CI4C, a research corporation investigating the potential of oxygen fuel technology to maximize carbon dioxide capture in portland cement production. 

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